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Toilet seat compatability?

This may sound like an odd question, that's because it's an odd question. But are Swiss and UK toilet seats the same?
I have one that has a toddler insert in the lid which is perfect for my little girl, and I want to bring it over with me. I just need to make sure it fits on Swiss toilets.
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Old 16.06.2011, 11:01
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Re: Toilet seat compatability?

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This may sound like an odd question, that's because it's an odd question. But are Swiss and UK toilet seats the same?
I have one that has a toddler insert in the lid which is perfect for my little girl, and I want to bring it over with me. I just need to make sure it fits on Swiss toilets.
Do Swiss people have different shaped bottoms to English people?

Yes, it should fit! Ours does. If it doesn't, they're easily available here.
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Old 16.06.2011, 11:04
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Re: Toilet seat compatability?

It really depends on the model, specially nowadays when a lot new brands put some gorgeous designer ceramics out (just got a new gorgeous catalogue xD).

In UK there are also different types, but the "standard" model (which is pretty much the most used) is usually the same all over Europe
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Re: Toilet seat compatability?

Well, everything else seems to be a bit different in Switzerland, plugs, banks etc, I just wanted to make sure.
I did say it was an odd question
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Old 16.06.2011, 11:06
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Re: Toilet seat compatability?

Never measured - but my butt fits roughly the same on Swiss ones as it did back in blighty (passes the reading the Sun test, before numbness sets in**) - but I'm a few years older, now.

Kiddies toilet seat inserts are readily and cheaply available here (large Coops - infant/baby dept.), should you have a problem.

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Re: Toilet seat compatability?

It's one which has two seats a normal one, then a small one that is magnetically attached to the inside of the lid. She likes to be able to use a 'normal' seat, like at nursery (where they have the little toilets) and really does not get on with insert type things, she thinks they are for babies
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Never measured - but my butt fits roughly the same on Swiss ones as it did back in blighty (passes the reading the Sun test, before numbness sets in**) - but I'm a few years older, now.

Kiddies toilet seat inserts are readily and cheaply available here (large Coops - infant/baby dept.), should you have a problem.

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The Sun you say TM??? I was lead to understand you read the FT as it matched your Sunday trouser?
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Re: Toilet seat compatability?

Not sure.. but not a daft question.. see my rant about door handles..
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Re: Toilet seat compatability?

Modern Swiss lavatory seats conform to the British Imperial Standard, as do most lavatory seats across northern and central Europe.

In older houses, however, you may have difficulties. The traditional Swiss lavatory seat is designed to discourage attacks from the (now mercifully rare) Hodenfresser, a nasty little beetle which used to lurk in the bowl below, ready to pounce on any sweetmeat dangled before it, resulting in great discomfort, pain and a not entirely surprising reduction of libido.

The Hodenfresser was the chief cause of the depopulation of the cantons of Graubunden and St Gallen in the late 19th century, which left entire swathes of the countryside silent and empty, until DDT was invented and the little blighter all but eradicated.

The traditional Swiss lavatory seat, therefore, consists of a flat round board, perforated by two small holes by which one is able to attend to one's essential business. The use of such a seat requires a certain degree of dexterity and attention to detail, and is the main reason why Swiss gentlemen sit down to micturate.

Fortunately, these lavatory seats are very rare these days, and you should have no difficulty attaching your child's special seat to the one in your new apartment.
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Indeed, they are rare, as is the Hodenfresser. In fact you're more likely to see a wild Haggis in the glens of Scotland than a Hodenfresser in Alpine meadows, although Graubunden and a particular area around Glaris are notable exceptions.
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this may sound like an odd question, that's because it's an odd question. But are swiss and uk toilet seats the same?
I have one that has a toddler insert in the lid which is perfect for my little girl, and i want to bring it over with me. I just need to make sure it fits on swiss toilets.

you cant be serious?
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